Leonard Frederick Dixon

Leonard Frederick Dixon

Date of Birth

1 April 1892

Course

Unknown, 1913-1915

Job(s)

Trinity Road C.S., Chelmsford

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Lieutenant

Essex Regiment

South Wales Borderers, 11th Battalion

South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

21 May 1918

Buried/memorial

Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France

Biography

Lieutenant Leonard Frederick Dixon attended Borough Road College for two years, and competed in both cricket and football while at the college. Academically he was proficient in geography, music and physics. He is listed as being destined for a school in Chelmsford. Dixon enlisted into the Essex Regiment and was later commissioned into the 11th Battalion South Wales Borderers. Dixon was later attached to 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers. He was killed 21 May 1918 whilst leading his men in a raid, he was 26.

Sources

Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/12/10 [BRCFB010], BFSS/2/9/13/11 [BRCFB011] 1916 Annual Report, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.chelmsfordwarmemorial.co.uk/Chelmsford_War_Memorial/DIXON,_LEONARD_FREDERICK.html

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